Mariska Hargitay Wished This 1 Actor a Happy Birthday in the Sweetest Way – ‘I Cherish You’

Mariska Hargitay recently wished one of her famous friends a happy birthday in a unique way via social media. Who is it and what did Hargitay say? We have all the details below.

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Who did Mariska Hargitay wish happy birthday to?

The lucky lady Hargitay sent well wishes to is Ali Wentworth. She’s an actor, a producer, and a writer, and she’s also a friend to Hargitay. Wentworth is a multi-talented individual, working in television and movies since 1992. Chances are you’ve seen her somewhere before. She’s even created two television series and is a published author of multiple books. She’s married to George Stephanopoulos, an ABC news anchor, since 2001. They have two daughters together named Elliott and Harper.

Wentworth is an accomplished actor who’s been in countless roles. Fans may recall her playing Anne in the 1999 film Office Space according to IMDb. She had a role in Hardball, SeinfeldBlue BloodsIt’s Complicated, and even Law & Order: SVU, the series her friend Hargitay sits at the helm of as Captain Olivia Benson. But fans might really remember her from her work on In Living Color from 1992 to 1994.

Wentworth has also created two television series. The first is called Head Case, created by Wentworth and Robert Bauer where Wentworth plays Dr. Elizabeth Goode. The show was on for three seasons. The next is called Nightcap, in which Wentworth plays the main character Staci Cole, and it ran for two seasons. She was also a producer for each of the series as well.

To top it all off, Wentworth is a published author with books called “Happily Ali After,” “Ali in Wonderland,” as well as “The WASP Cookbook,” according to her website. She even has a podcast called “Go Ask Ali.”

Wentworth once kissed Mariska Hargitay at an event

Ali Wentworth and Mariska Hargitay
Ali Wentworth and Mariska Hargitay | Jamie McCarthy/WireImage

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Wentworth is friends with Hargitay, and she actually serves on Hargitay’s foundation’s board of directors for The Joyful Heart Foundation according to its website. In 2012 they both attended the Joyful Revolution Gala for the foundation, and while outside the event, the two actually kissed, E! News reported. But it wasn’t a romantic kiss, as they are both married. Hargitay is with fellow actor Peter Hermann and they have three children together.

Hargitay wished Wentworth a happy birthday in the sweetest way

Hargitay recently shared a birthday shoutout to her friend Wentworth. The social media post includes a selfie of Wentworth posing near some beautiful purple flowers as she looks at the camera. Behind her is a display case with books and photos. Hargitay said “happy birthday” to her friend, saying she “brings so much joy and laughter to everyone in her path.” It’s truly a sweet sentiment from her fellow actor.

Hargitay captioned the post on Instagram: “Happy Birthday to my girl @therealaliwentworth who brings so much joy and laughter to everyone in her path. I cherish you I’m grateful for you and I love you so much! #AlwaysABrightSpot #GuaranteedGoodTime #TimesLikeTheseWhenFriendshipMeansTheMost #FriendshipGoals #FierceFemaleFriendship #YouBrightenMyDay #LaughterIsTheBestMedicine #SoulSisters #VirtualHug #LoveYouForever.”

Wentworth even commented on the post: “I love you so much! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.”

Mariska Hargitay went all out to wish her friend, Ali Wentworth, a happy birthday via Instagram.